"It’s   the   End   of   the   World   As   We   Know   It...."


"It’s the End of the World As We Know It...."

by Bill Schneider

Special Thanks to Wayne G. Levitt

"It's the end of the world as we know it...." This was a line to an REM song, but for the citizens of Livingston Manor it must have seemed that their world as they knew it was coming to an end when, in 1958, the scrappers arrived.

These photos were taken in 1958 by a Manor resident. They were sent to me by Wayne Levitt who knows of my interest in the railroad in Livingston Manor. Over the years, Wayne has provided an amazing amount of information that I've used in building my layout. These photos show not only the sad end to the railroad, but also an area of Livingston Manor that has all disappeared. Today much of this area has been redeveloped and few recognizable landmarks remain.

Here then is the end of the line….

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